Google Drive

What Does Google Drive Mean?

Google Drive is a cloud hosting product from Google that allows users to store up to 15 GB of files and information for free with additional storage available for a fee. This technology was released in 2012, and includes older offerings like Google Docs, which was originally offered in 2007.


Techopedia Explains Google Drive

To use Google drive, users must have Google client software running on a device. Google Drive was originally launched to be compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as some versions of the Mac operating system. The iPad and Android smartphones are also supported. There are also other Google Drive applications or tools that can help users get more out of this cutting-edge software service.

By offering Google Drive cloud hosting, Google is presenting some of the biggest benefits of today’s cutting-edge technology to its users. Across the business world and in consumer industries, cloud hosting is quickly becoming a standard for data security and ease-of-use. Good cloud systems with adequate security allow for much more effective data handling for both individuals and businesses.


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